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Information and Communication Technology AS at Warlingham School

Course description

Information and Communication Technology The AS course is broken down into three modules, including one coursework module: Modules 1 and 2 Theory (30% Assessed with two written papers of 13/4 hours each) Students study the difference between data, information and knowledge, the value and importance of information, the control of information and the capabilities and limitations of current information management systems. This course covers aspects such as the legal issues surrounding information handling and the cost of obtaining information and ensuring its accuracy. Students will also look at the role of information systems and the qualities required of ICT professionals. Module 3: Coursework Task (20%) Students are expected to complete one coursework task for this course. This takes the form of a solution to a self-contained problem proposed by the student. The problem is to be analysed, a solution designed and implemented and documentation produced. Typical tasks are Complex spreadsheets including macros, Interactive web sites using Flash, websites using Dream Weaver, or relational Database problems solved using Access.

Entry requirements

B in English and Mathematics

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Information and Communication Technology, which could lead onto higher education, BTEC Higher Nationals or NVQ Levels 3 and 4 in areas of information and communication technology or more general courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to ICT such as a Web Designer, IT Technician or Software Programmer. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will provide you with a good knowledge and understanding of ICT that many employers across lots of industries are looking for You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Information and Communication Technology, which could lead onto higher education in areas of Information and Communication Technology or more general higher education courses as the course offers skills that are useful in lots of subjects. With further training you could go into a job directly related to Information and Communication Technology such as a Computer Programmer, ICT Technician or Website Developer. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge for entering today's workforce across many industries who depend on computers and technology more generally.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warlingham School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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